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Watch Your Mouth

Man Checking Mouth in MirrorSelf Examinations can Spot Signs of Trouble

Through the day, you check the mirror—your hair, your collar, your hem. Ever open your mouth to see what’s inside?

You should, and not just when you feel pain or find blood on your toothbrush. You should routinely examine your oral orifice for any changes. Watch for red or white spots or other discolorations and small sores or swellings.

Most of these oral lesions, as we call them, are harmless and easily explained. A tortilla chip or crust of French bread bruised your mouth, for example.

But if you use alcohol or tobacco, or if you’re being treated for any number of systemic diseases—such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders—these little irritations could signal danger.

If you wear dentures, white patches on the tongue can signal a fungal infection, candidiasis, which is treatable.

Iron deficiency can cause oral ulcers, especially during menstruation. This too, once identified, is treatable.

Does your tongue ever swell, become smooth and bright red, or grow a stripe down its middle? It might be a simple vitamin or mineral deficiency.

The idea is to alert us to changes you notice. Together let’s keep your mouth in shape.

About Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS

Home » Meet Us Meet Us Header - Meet Us Meet your local Highlands Ranch dentist. Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS Dr. Scavuzzo has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his team informed on the latest advances and available techniques. After attending the University of Denver, Dr. Scavuzzo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1987. Since then, he has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in his field through numerous continuing education courses in improving smiles, creating youthful smiles, and treating jaw, facial and joint pain. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. Dr. Scavuzzo’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Scavuzzo and his team look forward to your visit and to showing you the many ways in which personalized dental care can improve your life.

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